Nothing to see here folks. Move along, move along now…
“I’m pleased to say to all Barbados that Barbados has a cadre of young, able-bodied, competent police officers… I don’t see any reason for us to consider looking outside of Barbados for management… There are so many police officers that I can think about that have… the requisite competencies and we are actually in a very good place in that regard…”
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite on video at Bajan Reporter: Barbados Attorney General sees no need to Outsource top police executives
AND THEN, there is this…
US organization accuses Barbados police of covering up “apparent murder”
NEW YORK, USA, Friday October 26, 2012 – The Barbados Police Force has been accused of covering up “the apparent murder” of a Barbadian national of Guyanese and Barbadian parentage.
The accusation comes from the New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) which says that Clinton Norton died “under suspicious circumstances” on September 3 this year.
CGID president Rickford Burke reportedly wrote to Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week, requesting an “independent and fair review” of the police investigation of Norton’s death “so as to ensure justice for the family”.
Burke is reported to have said that the Barbados police have “misled the public about the facts of the case and, therefore, his organization felt constrained to release further information to support its contention of a possible police cover-up”.
The New York-based organization has released several photographs of Norton’s body, which it claims “bore marks of violence, including what appear to be burns, lacerations and bruises”.
It contended that the photographs establish that Norton was “either beaten or tortured to death as the wounds could not have been self-inflected”. Continue reading